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Julie Bouchet-Horwitz's Fundraiser:

Donor Breast Milk Saves Newborn Lives

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Julie Bouchet-Horwitz

THE STORY:

My interest in donor milk began with:

  • The adoption of my second daughter Olivia.
  • I had enjoyed nursing my first daughter, Margot, so much that when my husband and  I decided to adopt a baby, I induced lactation so that I could breastfeed her.

I did not get a full milk supply and decided to supplement with donor milk. As it turned out Olivia was 9 lbs. at four months of age and was not doing well on formula.

When we returned home from China, I nursed her using donor milk in a Supplemental Nursing Device. She began to thrive.

Today she is healthy young adult and I know that donor milk played a huge part.


Since that time:

  • I have been advocating the use of donor milk for all infants with premature babies being a top priority.

With the help of a wonderful group of women, The New York Milk Bank opened its doors this summer and we are astounded at the amount of women donating their excess milk to us.

  • We have outgrown our space and need more freezers.
  • We need another larger pasteurizer to process milk.
  • We anticipate that all hospitals will be using donor milk once Medicaid reimburses for it and commercial insurance companies join them.

Please help us by pledging and joining our campaign to expand our milk bank. Your generous donation will help us move forward to meet the needs of all infants in New York state and beyond. 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,984

MONEY RAISED
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  • Justin Chauncey

    $25

  • BIll Horwitz

    $25

  • Connie Fisher

    $25

  • Hudson Valley Breastfeeding

    $500

  • Jen and Freddie Ciappetta

    $25

  • Paula D'Andrea Vagnoni

    $50

  • The Pacheco Family

     

  • Deirdre Sherman

     

  • Stephanie Sosnowski

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Loretta & Scott Sullivan

     

  • Jessica Fahrenholtz

    $50

  • Joyce Havinga-Droop

    $100

  • Paula C Loeb

     

  • Cara Jokell

    $25

  • Michelle Chiafulio

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $180

  • Deb R.

    $100

  • Nina Manegold & Shawn Garber

    $100

  • Sara Axelbaum

    $100

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10% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $30,502 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

The New York Milk Bank Inc

Amount Raised

$15,848

 

5% Raised of$291,000 Goal

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Susan Vierczhalek

Amount Raised

$2,425

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Katharine Kelter

Amount Raised

$2,375

 

12% Raised of$20,000 Goal

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Boriana Parvez

Amount Raised

$2,090

 

21% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julie Bouchet-Horwitz

Amount Raised

$1,984

 

10% Raised of$20,000 Goal

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Roseanne Reed-Motti

Amount Raised

$1,590

 

64% Raised of$2,500 Goal

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Leigh Anne O'Connor

Amount Raised

$1,200

 

24% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Nicole Rogers

Amount Raised

$1,050

 

105% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Sara Axelbaum

Sara Axelbaum

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Nina Manegold & Shawn Garber

Nina Manegold & Shawn Garber

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Deb R.

Deb R.

DONATION: $100

To support a well- needed cause of the NY milk bank! Thousands of premature/newborn infants in the NY metro area born with life threatening conditions will be helped to survive and thrive by being able to now access donor breastmilk if this milk bank continues to thrive! Please join me in giving as generous of a donation you can afford to give! It feels good in my heart to help benefit our world's population and world health in an impactful way! Help make donor breastmilk available and accessible in the NY metro area! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $180

3 years ago

Michelle Chiafulio

Michelle Chiafulio

DONATION: $50

To all of my patients whose babies have been blessed with donor milk 3 years ago

Cara Jokell

Cara Jokell

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Paula C Loeb

Paula C Loeb

BreastMilk Matters 3 years ago

Joyce Havinga-Droop

Joyce Havinga-Droop

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jessica Fahrenholtz

Jessica Fahrenholtz

DONATION: $50

Thank you for helping my babies! Here is to saving many more!! 3 years ago

Loretta & Scott Sullivan

Loretta & Scott Sullivan

3 years ago